Discover the mystique of ancient traditions juxtaposed with vibrant modernity as you cruise from Hong Kong to evocative sites along the coast of Vietnam.

Starting at: $7,195 * Price includes special offer Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 The ethereal Ha Long Bay, Vietnam  The Hai Van Pass near Da Nang  The breathtaking Ha Long Bay  Temple of Literature, Hanoi  Da Nang Harbor  Modern Da Nang  The Japanese Bridge in Hoi An  The canals of Hoi An  Skyline of Ho Chi Minh City at dusk  M41 Walker Bulldog Tank at the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City  Reunification Palace, Ho Chi Minh City

A Cruise along Vietnam’s Coast

From Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh City Aboard the 220-guest L’Austral

11 days from $7,195

Discover the mystique of ancient traditions juxtaposed with vibrant modernity as you cruise from Hong Kong to evocative sites along the coast of Vietnam.

or Call 855-330-1542

Oct 18 - 28, 2017 Departure
Paula Swart Till

Paula Swart Till

Paula Swart Till is an art historian with expertise in Asian art, culture and history, and has spent most of her professional life as a Curator of Asian Studies. She is a lecturer in the Continuing Education Departments of the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria where she has taught a series of courses related to UNESCO World Heritage.  Paula holds degrees in Sinology, Asian art history, Chinese history, and archaeology, having spent two years studying in China. She speaks five languages, including Mandarin, and has published several books and numerous articles on the art and architecture of Asian cultures. Paula has visited Vietnam numerous times since first lecturing on a train trip from Beijing to Hanoi in 1994 and recently co-authored an article titled "Between Two Worlds: Emperor Khai Dinh's Architectural Legacy." Paula has enjoyed introducing visitors to Asian culture and history for more than 30 years, having participated in well over 50 expeditions by train, ship or private jet.